Gabby Douglas has traded in her trademark hairstyle for a more, well, groomed version.
The Olympic gold medalist and American sweetheart was photographed in New York City on Monday looking more like a beauty queen than a tomboy.
During the Olympics, Gabby received harsh criticism from bloggers and spectators over her hairstyle which featured her locks up in a ponytail.
At the time, the teenager fired back at her haters, telling the Associated Press, “What’s wrong with my hair? I’m like, ‘I just made history and people are focused on my hair? It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.” She continues: “Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well stop talking about it.”
Ponytail or not, we think this kid’s amazing.